The Mounds View Experience Among the top high schools in the country,Â Mounds View offers a personalized learning experience in a safe and challenging environment.
Stephanie Bruggers, Principal 651-621-7103 firstname.lastname@example.org
1900 Lake Valentine Road Arden Hills, MN 55112 651-621-7100 www.moundsviewschools.org/moundsview
School hours are 8:35 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Grades: 9-12 Enrollment: 1,795
We’re personal Every student at Mounds View High School has a Personalized Learning Plan.
A t Mounds View, teachers and staff get to know
each of their students personally. The school’s Dean Model prompts students to develop a supportive relationship with an adult who maintains contact with students and their families regularly to ensure a personalized comprehensive learning experience.
Personal Learning Plans Every Mounds View student has a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) and access to personalized postsecondary planning tools. Deans work with students throughout their high school career to create unique goals by analyzing academic data and personal connections using online tools like Naviance. Teachers use students’ test scores and achievement data to tailor their daily instructional approach, and students and parents can view progress and receive performance benchmark data throughout the year by logging into the online parent portal, ParentVUE.
A personalized educational program Mounds View’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 165 course offerings. • A wide range of world language offerings. • A variety of enriched and accelerated courses. •O nline hybrid courses where the majority of the instruction is delivered online, supplemented by face-to-face instruction in a regular seminar. • F lipped instructional model in which the traditional teaching model is flipped so students can use class time to work on assignments with help from the teacher, and they can view pre-recorded lessons at home and as needed.
child receives ‘‘My a high quality 94% education here. ’’ – 2018 parent survey
Instructional technology Mounds View is committed to implementing technologies that best align with instructional needs. •W ireless access points are available throughout the building, making the Internet accessible in classrooms and all areas of the school. •A ll instructional spaces are equipped with LCD projectors. •A s part of the District’s technology vision, access to technology tools will continue to increase in classrooms. Increased access to technology provides students with opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom walls and allows teachers to personalize instruction to meet the needs of all students. Technology used to support high quality instruction and student learning at Mounds View includes SMART Boards, Chromebooks, iPads and laptops. These devices offer students access to online resources such as Google Apps for Education, Google Classroom and Moodle. Access to these resources provides opportunities for students to hone research skills, process ideas and collaborate with their peers.
Safe & supportive 92 percent of students feel encouraged and supported by their teachers. ll students receive individualized attention from A
Mounds View, not simply the high performance groups and the at-risk students. Mounds View ensures that students who fit into the “majority in the middle” receive the attention and guidance they need to succeed.
• A full complement of mandated special education and related services for students with educational disabilities. • Services including Title I, English Language Learning, Indian Education, speech and language services, psychological services, occupational and physical therapy, school health services, social work services, chemical health services, emotional-behavioral disorder education, developmental adapted physical education and other state-mandated services.
Students receiving special services
Special Education 7.9% English as a second language 0.5%
Diversity of student population .5% .1%
3.4% 4.6% 4.7%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander .1% Native American .5% Two or more categories 3.4% Hispanic 4.6% Black 4.7% Asian 15.7% White 71%
Demographics and enrollment data were compiled in November 2018.
The Equity Promise: • Programs and services will be in place at all schools to ensure that race, gender, class and disability will not predict students’ success. •S tudents’ academic performance will not fall into patterns identifiable Pr by factors such as race, Our omis ethnicity, English language proficiency, socio-economic status and disability.
• T he school that a student attends will not be the predictor of his or her success in school.
Ongoing communications about District and school news and events are delivered to parents and subscribers regularly via paperless e-newsletters. Emergency notifications can be delivered to all families in a matter of minutes in the event of a school closing or critical situation. The Mounds View Messaging system sends personalized voicemail and text messages to parents’ phones and email addresses simultaneously.
• Honors courses, independent study experiences and more high performance programs.
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
Every student has different academic and social needs. Mounds View realizes this and provides a variety of programs, courses and services tailored to all students.
It’s for everyone
Connectedness Feeling connected to school is a key to academic success. tudents who feel connected to their school do S
better in school and in life beyond our walls. That’s why Mounds View emphasizes student connectedness through a variety of efforts. Students who take advantage of these opportunities report an increased sense of connectedness to their school.
Award-winning co-curricular programs 85 percent of Mounds View students participate in a wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities ranging from National Honor Society and student council to football, music, speech and much more. Students involved in music, school publications, drama, athletics, academic problemsolving and other special activities compete in the Suburban East Conference and regularly advance to state, national and international levels of competition.
Online parent portal Mounds View parents are encouraged to play an active role in their child’s school experience. Parents can stay connected to their student’s daily schedules, attendance records, assignments, lunch balances, test scores, grades, Personal Learning Plans and more using the Mounds View Public Schools online parent portal known as ParentVUE. The online portal, combined with open communication with school deans, teachers and staff, offers parents real-time information about their student’s progress, goals and more.
Communication hours In addition to the two-way communication feature in ParentVUE, Mounds View offers a weekly proactive communication hour during which teachers reach out and connect with families regarding student progress in real time.
Activities, clubs and groups offered at Mounds View include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Adaptive Athletics Anime Art Club ASL Club Baseball Basketball* Board Gaming Club Bowling Chess Club Clay Target Club Cross Country* Dance Team DECA Diversity Council Drama Drone Club Econ Club Fashion Design Club Football French Club Frisbee Golf German Club Golf* GSA Gymnastics Harry Potter Club H.E.A.R.T. Club History Club Hockey* Innovation Club Lacrosse* Makers Club Math Team Mock Trial Music: various band, choir & orchestra ensembles
• Mustang Mentors • National Honor Society • Newspaper Class (MV Viewer) • Pathfinders Club • Photo Club • Physics Club • Ping Pong Club • Praise & Worship • Quiz Bowl • Robotics • Science Olympiad • Ski & Snowboarding • Skiing (Alpine & Nordic)* • Skills USA • Synergy • Soccer* • Softball • Soror Club • Spanish Club • Speech • STRIPES • Student Council • Swim & Dive* • T.E.A.M. • Tennis* • Track* • Ultimate Frisbee • Volleyball • Volunteer Club • World Culture Club • Wrestling • Yearbook Class (MV Vista) *D esignates activities that offer both a boys’ team and a girls’ team.
Post-secondary focus 93 percent of students pursue college after high school. Military 1% Work/Apprentice 2% Undecided/Other 4% College 93%
College and career readiness Mounds View Public Schools is the first school district in the state to offer a comprehensive Early College program allowing students the opportunity to earn a two-year associate degree for free. Mounds View partners with Anoka Ramsey Community College to offer the Early College program as one of many opportunities students can choose for a personalized focus on post-secondary success. Through the Early College program, 95% of students earn college credits. In 2018, more than 75% of Mounds View’s graduating class earned at least one semester of college.
Mounds View offers •M ore Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings than most schools (25). •C ollege in the Schools (CIS) courses in partnership with the University of Minnesota, and career and technical education programs in partnership with the Northeast Metro 916 Career & Technical Center. •C ollege credit for full- or part-time college attendance under the Minnesota Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program. • A career and technical education program. •A ccess to an online career planning system called Naviance that helps students align their Personal Learning Plan goals with their postsecondary plans. Students and parents can track college applications from start to finish, learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, research colleges, prepare for standardized tests and more.
High achievement ACT All Mounds View High School students attain college and career readiness. Thanks to a grant from the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation, Mounds View Public Schools was the first school district in the state to ensure every high school junior had a free opportunity to take the ACT on-site during the school day. To date, an average of 98 percent of students participate in the exam, and Business Mounds View students continue to exceed the state and Construction/ Automotive national test score average. In 2018, the average Solar PATHWAYS TO ACT score of a Mounds View High School student was POSSIBILITIES 25.6 compared to a state average of 21.3 and a Pathways to Possibilities Welding national average of 20.8. AA Degree Mounds View offers students Engineering/ the opportunity to explore a Scholars Manufacturing variety of careers through specific Mounds View Public Schools consistently ranks coursework aligned to industry pathways. among the top districts in the state for National Merit Exploration continues with exposure to industry Semifinalists. With 19 Mounds View students named experiences that allow students to follow their interests 2019 National Merit Semifinalists, the District ranked third in the state. In 2018, 757 Mounds View High School and prepare for further post-secondary study, training or work opportunities. students took 1,592 Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Of those students, 13 were named AP Scholars, 63 were named Scholars with Honors, 163 were named Scholars with Distinction and 73 were named National Scholars.
A popular choice Year after year, we consistently enroll more than 80 percent of the students in our attendance area. Mounds View High School is a member of Mounds View Public Schools, a school district of more than 11,000 students that routinely ranks in the Top 10 of metro districts when measured by test scores. National high school rankings consistently put Mounds View among the top schools in the country. Mounds View matches the performance and opportunities of area private schools, yet offers the value of public schools.
Enroll Mounds View High School welcomes students in its attendance area, which includes parts of Arden Hills, Shoreview, North Oaks and Vadnais Heights. To enroll, residents can call 651-621-7227.
Reputation of excellence It’s award winning Mounds View’s academic teams consistently win awards in state and national competitions. Year after year, the school’s math team finishes as one of the top teams in the state, and the music program excels in Minnesota State High School League competitions, bringing all-state recognition to band, choir and orchestra members. Mounds View is recognized by the College Board’s AP Honor Roll for significant gains in Advanced Placement (AP) access and consistently receives national recognition in the form of rankings and awards.
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